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Address: 401 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone Number: 859-233-4567
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Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live...

Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances.

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Charming Theater Venue

This historic old theater venue displays history and charm. Built before sound amplification, the acoustics are superb. As per the period (1880 - 1890) the seating capacity is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
cordoc
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Louisville KY
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Louisville KY
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This historic old theater venue displays history and charm. Built before sound amplification, the acoustics are superb. As per the period (1880 - 1890) the seating capacity is only moderate, but there did not appear to be a bad seat in the house. I had seen "The Producers" several times, and the relatively small stage did not detract from the... More 

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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The Opera House has a wonderful charm and character perfect for plays and musicals. Not a bad seat and the staff amd very helpful and friendly. My son and I saw The Producers this weekend. The actors were exceptional. Set design was good. The orchestra was flawless. We were disappointed however, at the elimination of the character LSD in this... More 

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Thank Bettina R
Crittenden, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I spent a wonderful afternoon at the Lexington showing of "Beauty and the Beast" on Sunday. The seats were great and the production was amazing! It was easily accessible and parking was no problem just across the street. The crowd was orderly and we would love to go again soon.

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Thank Rimrock52
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I am concluding the sixth and final Broadway Live production this Sunday at the Lexington Opera House. I recommend almost any live performance at the Opera House. The seating is classic opera house seating with two balcony levels and two upper boxes on each side. A full house is just under 900 seats. The sound system is excellent and whether... More 

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Thank dwshepherd
Cleves, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I went with other family members to see 98.1 The Bull's Country Acoustic Jam. Very nice venue and the staff there was superb. We will go there again for future concerts.

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Thank traveler2151
Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Been to several shows at the Opera House, they have all been good. Great seating and sound quality for any event. The staff has always been super friendly and helpful. Downside is no parking, just park on the street and hike it. Not worth paying to park, they are all a good walk anyways.

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Thank Cassie B
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful experience at the Lexington Opera House. Beautiful facility, Not too large so you have a good seat no matter where you sit. Old world charm and first class atmosphere.

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Thank Viki C
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great location, Historic building with a modern feel. Ample parking, Professional staff, Right in the heart of downtown Lexington. Excellent seating throughout. The historic building has been very well preserved and is a wonderful place to take in a play, musical, concert.

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34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We went today to see Shrek the Musical. Not a large lobby area so it became crowded before show time. Plenty of close parking. Seats are numbered weird so I was confused about our seating. It is a small venue but we had an excellent view of the stage.

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Thank Mcigrl
Cleveland, Tennessee
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great place to see a play/musical...not a bad seat in the house and the staff was very professional.

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